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  • Published: 15 May 2007
  • ISBN: 9781590304532
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
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The Work Of This Moment


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A compelling collection that presents a radically simple and original approach to spiritual growth. Packer explores the root of human attachements, opening the way to compassion.

  • Pub date: 15 May 2007
  • ISBN: 9781590304532
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback

About the Author

Toni Packer

TONI PACKER began studying Zen in 1967 with Roshi Philip Kapleau (author of THE THREE PILLARS OF ZEN) at the Rochester Zen Center and was eventually named his successor. Seeing the potentially destructive effects of relying too much on tradition, however, she did not accept the position. Packer is strongly influenced by the teachings of Krishnamurti and has turned away from the traditional forms and hierarchies that are prevalent in many Buddhist schools. Her approach is appealing to many Westerners who find institutionalized practices such as chanting, bowing, and burning incense to be alien and unnecessary.

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